A Glamour-Inspired Wedding with an Industrial Twist at Firehouse 8 in San Francisco, California

Emily (28 and a clinical psychology student) and DJ (30 and a civil engineer) were both living in the same communal household while they were doctoral

Emily (28 and a clinical psychology student) and DJ (30 and a civil engineer) were both living in the same communal household while they were doctoral students. For their house chores, DJ was scheduled to clean the dishes on the same night Emily was cleaning the floors, and that’s when their flirtatious relationship began. A year and a half after they started to date, the couple hiked up a mountain in Northern California and stayed the night in a fire tower, previously used to spot forest fires in the area. Emily and DJ were enjoying the views of the surrounding landscape when all of a sudden DJ got down on one knee and revealed a custom-made diamond ring. The couple had their glamour-inspired wedding with an industrial twist at a historic firehouse called Firehouse 8, which the couple felt connected to since they got engaged in a fire tower. The color palette of gold, green, white and pewter decorated many wedding details, from the ivory napkins and dinnerware to the tall table centerpieces of green leaves surrounded by candles. At the end of the meal, there was a bride’s cake and a groom’s cake to choose from for dessert. Emily’s cake was filled with berries and lemon curd and DJ's cake was chocolate stout covered in bourbon cream cheese frosting.

Ivory Open-Toed Heeled Shoes
“The bridesmaids all picked out their own gray palette floor length dress,” Emily says.
Emily held a ivory and yellow bouquet filled with an assortment of roses and accented with dusty miller.
Emily wore a strapless ivory wedding dress with a fit and flare style, designed by Liancarlo.
DJ had an ivory and yellow rose boutonniere pinned to his gray suit jacket.
Traditional Wedding Ceremony at Firehouse 8
Emily and DJ, First Kiss
Married Couple Crossing Urban Street
"We went for a formal and glamorous look that contrasted against the modern industrial space," Emily says. "I wore a strapless fit and flare Liancarlo dress, and DJ wore a custom-fitted gray suit."
DJ Carrying Emily Down Street
“The tablescape was set along two long wood tables, dressed only with a white linen table runner,” Emily says. “Tablescapes comprised of two alternating floral arrangements and a plethora of mixed gold, pewter, mercury glass and cut glass candle holders."
Simple brown escort tags were hung from tree branches at the reception.
Wood dining tables were simply set with white dinnerware. The menu was printed on a brown paper bag containing a baguette at each seat setting.
“The bride's cake was a bottom layer of citrus with mixed organic berries, and the top layer was Mayer lemon curd cake with Meyer lemon marmalade,” Emily says. “The groom's cake was a chocolate stout cake with bourbon cream cheese frosting. We also did a dessert station, which included lemon panna cotta, peach crisp and chocolate covered strawberries.”
Emily and DJ, First Dance